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Welcome to Scarborough Downs Harness Race Track, Maine's best bet for live harness racing action since 1950! We are in our 63rd year of business in beautiful Scarborough, Maine, offering exciting racing from March 30 - December 22, 2013, with simulcasting of thoroughbred and harness tracks from around North America, 7 days a week, 363 days a year, noon-midnight!
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Thayer's Grand Slam Performance!
Driver Shawn Thayer held the hot hand on Sunday (12/1), scoring four wins on the day's program! The rundown: race 5 with SHE'S A HASTY HONEY (pictured), a 6-year-old trotting mare trained by Wilbur Brown; race 8 with SATURDAYNIGHTDANCER, race 9 with LOTTA LIGHTNING and race 10 with OUR DESIRE. Shawn is just one win away from career win 1,000 - be sure to Get to the Track next weekend to watch it happen! Photo by Derek Davis.
A Day of Career Milestones!
Driver Shane Taggart hit his 1400th career driving win on Saturday (11/30) aboard HAVERFORD HANOVER, trained by Tommy Richardson, who just surpassed the half-million dollar mark in career earnings! After today's win, the 9-year-old son of The Panderosa has earned a total bankroll of $500,125! Amazing! Congratulations to both horse and driver! Photo by Michael Newman.
Driver Props: John Nason
Way to go, John! Driver John Nason had a two wins on Friday's chilly race program -- one in Race 1 with Rhythmic Moves, and in Race 7 with CHEVIE DOOLEY, pictured, a 10-year-old gelding trained by Jennifer Allen and owned by JJFs Racing Stable in Mass. Photo by Derek Davis.
Congratultions also go out to Drew Campbell for his three driving wins on Friday's program, and Dan Deslandes for his two!
Cushing wins three!
Congratulations to driver Ron Cushing for his three driving wins on Sunday's chilly race day! The rundown: Race 2 - SHOCKED IVY, Race 3 - ORDERINGIN (pictured above, trained by Steven Vafiades), and Race 4 - YOU'RE NEWS. Congrats, Ron! Photo by Michael Newman.
Sunday also marked driver Drew Campbell's 300th seasonal win, which he earned with SASSY SARAH in Race 11 - Congratulations, Drew!
Three for Thayer!
Driver Shawn Thayer scored three wins on Saturday's (11/23) program - The rundowns: Race 3: RAINING CREDIT, Race 6: SCOOTIN BLISS, pictured above, and in race 7: ITSALLABOUTMIKE. Thayer is getting closer and closer to career win #1000! Congratulations, Shawn! Plus a special shout out to driver Drew Campbell who also had three wins on the program on Saturday! Photo by Derek Davis.
Campbell in Command!
The Luge Position! Congrats to driver Drew Campbell, who scored four wins on Sunday's program -- He kicked things off in Race 1 with CJ MARSHALL, trained by David McClellan, for the first of his grand slam performance! Congratulations, Drew! See where all the drivers rank on the leaderboard here. Photo by Michael Newman.
Time to Jitterbug!
It was awesome to see JITTERBUG HANOVER in the Winner's Circle on Friday (with driver Shane Taggart) -- congratulations to owner/trainer Adrian Wisher and the DebRon Stables! This was the handsome gray's 16th lifetime win. Also congrats to Shane Taggart for his two driving wins on the program and to Drew Campbell for his three wins!! Photo by Derek Davis.
Young Guns on Top at The Downs
Twenty-one-year-old Dan Deslandes scored five victories on Sunday's program, vaulting him into second place in the drivers’ standings. Dan's 5th win came with KIMMIE CAM in the $7,000 Fillies & Mares Free-For-All (pictured). Not to be outdone, driver Steve Nason had four wins on the program - both had a great weekend! Congratulations guys! Read the release. Photo by Derek Davis.
Nason Scores Three in a Row!
Congratulations to Steve Nason, who scored three driving wins on Saturday's program! In Race 7, he drove SAMARDI SHUTTLE, an 8-year-old gelding owned by Nick Graffam and trained by Mike Graffam. Go, Stevie, go! Photo by Michael Newman.
Congratulations to Dan Deslandes, who scored three driving wins on Friday's program! Dan is inching his way up the drivers' leaderboard! Here he is with SLICK N SPLASHY, trained by Randy Bickmore, in race 6. Congrats, Dan! Also congrats to drivers Shane Taggart and Drew Campbell for their two wins on Friday! See all the day's wins here. Photo by Michael Newman.
Athearn wins three!
It was a good day for Mark Athearn, who scored three driving wins on Sunday's (11/3) program! The rundown: BEST ESCAPE ROUTE (2:01), BALI MYSTIC N (2:00.1) and APRILFOOLS (2:00.1) above, a 4-year-old mare owned by Donald Harmon, Sr. of Westbrook, ME and trained by Gretchen Athearn. Congratulations, Mark! Photo by Michael Newman
Congratulations to David McClellan and KITKAT DU RUISSEAU, (driven by Shawn Thayer), winner of the $7,000 Fillies & Mares Free For All on Sunday!
First of the season for Ferrante!
Saturday, Nov. 2: Tim Ferrante put on the driving colors for the first time this season and had a big win piloting MR. DOUGLAS, an 8-year-old gelding pacer that he owns and trains. Tim drove in Race 6, as part of the Maine Amateur Driving Club. Congratulations, Tim! Photo by Derek Davis.
Campbell's Muddy GRAND SLAM!
Before the sun came out, it was a muddy day at The Downs on Friday (11/1), but that didn't stop driver Drew Campbell from scoring FOUR driving wins on the nine-race program. Pictured, Dan Deslandes (left) with GRAFFAM GIRL races to catch up with Campbell and FOOL BEWITCH U for an exciting finish in Race 3. Congratulations! Photo by Derek Davis.
David Ingraham - Mr. 6500!
Congratulations to David Ingraham, for hitting career driving win #6,500 -- a huge milestone -- on Sunday at the Downs! David heads down to Pompano next weekend so we were thrilled he received the win here in his home state of Maine! Read the press release. Photo by Michael Newman.
Andy Harrington - Driving Win #100!
Congratulations to driver Andy Harrington, who scored his 100th career driving win on Friday (10/25) at the Downs! He hit it in race 6 with Winslow Hustler (above). Congratulations! Photo by Michael Newman.
Real Horses Wear Pink!
Drew Campbell Dominates at the Downs on Sunday
Driver Drew Campbell sizzled on the racetrack on Sunday (10/20), scoring five wins on the 11-race program. Campbell is in the #1 spot on the driver's leaderboard, with 99 wins for the season, 11 wins ahead of Gary Mosher. Read the press release. Photo by Michael Newman.
Maine Harness Racing Gives Back a Success!
Bo Sowers had a big day at the track on Saturday (10/19) for Maine Harness Gives Back day, winning three divisions of the Maine Amateur Driving Club races! Trainers David McClellan, Billy Hart, and Adrian Wisher also donated winnings for the three charities, who were the big winners of the day: The Wounded Warrior Project, Camp Sunshine, and The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals. After all the monies are disbursed, each will receive $1,216! Thank you to all the fans who contributed to the raffles! Congratulations to "John," the winner of the 50/50 raffle, and to Barb in Bangor, the winner of the Stay and Play package at the Samoset Resort!
Three for the King!
Driver Kevin "The King" Switzer, scored three wins on the special Columbus Day Program on Monday (10/14). Here's the rundown: Race 1 with Hey Shazam, Race 2 with Monk, and Race 9 with Cicso Hanover, above, a 4-year-old gelding that Switzer owns and trains. Congratulations to the King! Photo by Derek Davis.
Also congratulations to drivers Dan Deslandes and Drew Campbell, who both scored two wins on Monday!
Campbell Scores Three!
Welcome back, Mr. Campbell! Driver Drew Campbell had a fantastic day at the races on Sunday (10/13), winning the first three on the program! Above, it was race 2 with twelve-year-old mare, Sassy Sarah, owned and trained by Lisa Sandon of Bridgton, Maine.Campbell remains firmly planted in the top spot on the Drivers' Leaderboard! Sassy Sarah also earned kudos -- it was her 59th lifetime win today! Congratulations to all! Photo by Michael Newman.
Obrigado caps off undefeated season in Maine Sire Stakes Championships
Three-year-old Obrigado (with driver Heath Campbell) was crowned Champion of the Maine-bred colt trotters on Saturday as the Maine Sire Stakes Championship Finals were contested at Scarborough Downs. Read the press release. Photo by Derek Davis.
Pembroke Prayer - millionaire status!
Pembroke Prayer (with driver Heath Campbell) crossed over the $1 million mark in career earnings on Thursday afternoon (9-19) at the Farmington Fair, becoming the only horse ever bred in the state of Maine to achieve millionaire status. Congratulations! Read more here. Photo by Stephen Thompson.
Maine Sire Stakes Champions Crowned on Sunday
Sunday, Sept. 8: Four 2-year-old champions were crowned on Sunday as the Maine Sire Stakes Finals were contested at Scarborough Downs. Driver Mike Cushing and MAINE CAST were the winners of the $52,334 Colt Trotting final, and paid a beautiful tribute to his late father. Click here to read the full press release. Photo by Michael Newman.
Stakes Action Sunday!
August 25: It was a day of exciting Maine Sire Stakes action as the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers took center stage. Among today's winner's were CIRCLE'S SHOGUN (with driver Mike Cushing, sporting trainer Adrian Wisher's purple-and-white silks), took home the lion's share of the $10,874 purse. Other stakes winners included GOIN MANSTYLE (Wallace Watson) and MASTER OF PUPPETS (Heath Campbell). A special shout out goes to STEWIE (Dan Deslandes) for runner-up honors. Congrats to all! Photo by Derek Davis.
Steve Nason - Career Driving Win #500
Driver Steve Nason visited the winner’s circle for the 500th time of his career on Friday (8/23) steering Live It Luv It Dream It to victory at
The REAL DEAL!
August 23: Keystone Real Deal (with driver David Ingraham) made his first appearance at Photo by Michael Newman.
Photo by Michael Newman.
Stakes Action Sunday!
August 18: Three divisions of the Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers were contested on Sunday at Scarborough Downs and 3 new winners emerged: UTAH SKYE (pictured, with owner/driver/trainer Kevin Switzer) earned the lion's share of the $10,648 purse offering in the first split; EVERYBODY LIES (Dan Deslandes) won in the second split, and MASTER OF PUPPETS (Heath Campbell) won in the third split. (see the day's results here) Congratulations to all! Photo by Michael Newman.
Also congratulations to driver Dan Deslandes for his three wins on Sunday's program, catapulting him to the #3 spot on the Driver's Leaderboard, right below Gary Mosher! Congrats, Danny!
Four wins for Deslandes!
August 17: Congratulations to driver Dan Deslandes for his 4 wins on the race program for Saturday! In race 4, he won with BURL HANOVER above. Congratulations, Dan! Photo by Michael Newman.
CCC Seizes Another Win at Scarborough
August 9: CCC continued his dominance in Maine Sire Stakes action at
Johnny Fast Cash - 3 in a row!
August 4: Three splits of the Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes 3-year-old colt pacers took center stage at The Downs on Sunday with JOHNNY FAST CASH claiming his third consecutive stakes victory with driver Greg Bowden calling the shots for owner Gerry Smith. Other stakes winners were: ALL DONE FOOLING (Joey Mosher) and EVERYBODY LIES (David Ingraham) Congruatulations to all! Stakes action continues on Friday 8/9 with the 2-year-old trotters.
Photo by Michael Newman.
Aaron Hall and Fulla Fire headline Saturday's MADC competition!
Congratulations to 19-year-old driver Aaron Hall, above, with pacer FULLA FIRE for their big win in the Maine Amateur Driving Club competition at Scarborough Downs on Saturday. This was Hall's first win of the season! Time for the mile: 1:58 flat. Congratulations! Photo by Derek Davis.
Congratulations to Royalty for Life, and trainer George Ducharme, winner of Saturday's $1.2 million Hambletonian!
SUMMERWINDS ATLAST (driven by Greg Bowden and trained by Gerald Smith) tasted victory in Sire Stakes competition on Sunday (7/28), as did stablemate JOHNNY FAST CASH, giving the Smith Stable a total of 6 stakes wins this season. Congratulations! Read the full story here. Photo by Michael Newman.
Lightning Fast Haverford Hanover in the Free For All!
It was Haverford Hanover all the way in the $5,500 Free For All on Saturday (7/27) at The Downs. Trained by Tommy Richardson and driven to victory by the meet's leading driver, Gary Mosher, the 9-year-old gleding paced the mile in a blistering 1:54.3! Wow! Photo by Derek Davis.
Pembroke Prayer still inching toward $1 million in earnings
Maine-bred Pembroke Prayer (above, with driver Heath Campbell) may not have hit the $1 million in earnings threshold on Friday, but he's still a super star! Hear the audio story done by WGAN New Radio 560 here.
Fast Del Speeds to Sire Stakes Win at Scarborough
Two-year-old colt pacer, Fast Del, posted the fastest Stakes clocking of the afternoon on Sunday (7/21), stopping the tele-timer in 1:59.2, establishing a maiden standard, with driver Gary Mosher calling the shots for trainer Eric Bickmore. The win was one of three on the day for Mosher! Congratulations! Read the entire press release here with all the stakes winners!
Photo by Michael Newman
Dan Deslandes - One to Watch!
Dan Deslandes scored two driving wins on Sunday's live harness racing program (7/14); one of those wins was in the $5,500 Free For All for Fillies and Mares, in which he expertly steered TOWNLINE CHRISTIE (above) to victory. The 5-year-old mare is owned by Richard Knight of Westbrook, ME, and trained by Randy Bickmore. What a great down-the-stretch finish it was! That win marked Deslandes' 199th career win, and firmly secures him in 3rd place on the LEADER BOARD! It was also TOWNLINE CHRISTIE'S 15th lifetime win. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations also go to driver David Ingraham, who also scored two wins on Sunday's program! See the day's race results here.
Photo by Michael Newman
A Birthday Win for Mike Graffam!
It was a good day for driver/trainer Mike Graffam, who on Saturday (7/13) was celebrating his birthday, and out on the racetrack had a win with his stable's trotter, WAR GLORY, a 4-year-old Maine-bred who also had his 4th lifetime win and a brand new lifetime mark of 2:01.2! Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Photo by Michael Newman.
Driver Mark Athearn - Win #500!
Congratulations to Mark Athearn, who secured his 500th career driving win at Scarborough Downs on Friday (7/12), driving his stable’s stakes trotter, MILL SITE MILLIE. The 2-year-old daughter of Boy Band also grabbed herself a new lifetime mark! Mark celebrated the win with family, friends and drivers in the Winner's Circle. Congrats, Mark! Read the Press Release here. Photo by Michael Newman.
A Birthday Win for Deslandes!
It was a very happy birthday for driver Dan Deslandes who, today (Thursday, 7/11), turns 21 years old! Dan started the celebration by enjoying a win out on the track: in Race 7 with NO SURRENDERS, trained by Randy Bickmore and owned by Kevin Gee of Portland. Congratulations, Dan! Photo by Michael Newman.
Horsemen Present Check to Make A Wish Maine
Driver Kevin Switzer and members of the Harness Racing community presented a check to Make A Wish Maine on Saturday for “The King Drives for The Kids” fundraiser. During the month of June, Switzer donated his earnings for drives at Scarborough Downs, Bangor Raceway and Plainridge to the organization. Trainers Dana Childs, Tommy Richardson, Jon Chenard, and members of the Maine Amateur Driving Club joined in, along with horse owners and customers, making for a grand total of $6,165.40 – enough to grant one wish to a child with a life-threatening illness. “That makes me very, very happy,” said Switzer. Photo by Derek Davis.
Driver Kevin Switzer and Dr. Lynn M. Bak of Make A Wish Maine on Saturday, 7/6 at Scarborough Downs. Photo by Derek Davis.
Deslandes on the rise, track record falls
Wow! Driver Dan Deslandes remained on an extended hot streak Friday (7/5), scoring four wins from the 8 race program at
In the Spotlight: Driver Dan Deslandes
Congratulations to driver Dan Deslandes who had two wins on the foggy Friday program; one of those wins, with GATOR RAY (above) in Race 6, he achieved his 176th career driving win! Congratulations, Dan! Also congratulations to driver David Ingraham who had three wins on the Friday program! Photo by Michael Newman.
Boy Band Trotters Dominate at The Downs!
The three-year-old son of Boy Band, OBRIGADO (with driver Heath Campbell) leads the charge of colt trotters on Thursday in Maine Sire Stakes action. Read about all Thursday's stakes winners here. Photo by Derek Davis.
Maine Sire Stakes Debuts at Scarborough Downs!
The 2013 Maine Sire Stakes season debuted at Scarborough Downs on Sunday featuring the 3-year-old colt pacers. Three-year-old STEWIE, a double Maine-bred (sired by the exciting
Photo by Michael Newman.
It's Players Ball in the Free For All!
It was a field of the top pacers assembled in the Free For All on Saturday at the Downs and PLAYERS BALL (with owner/driver/trainer Michael DeRuntz) emerged the winner, the mile timed in 1:55! Congratulations! Photo by Michael Newman.
The David Ingraham Show!
Driver David Ingraham had another phenomenal day at The Downs on Friday, with 4 wins in races 1, 2, 4 and 7 on the 10-race program. Not a bad start to the first day of summer! Ingraham kicked things off in the first race with MAKINPHOTOS, a 5-year-old gelding trotter trained by Todd Dubois and owned by Bubba Larkin of Bubba's Sulky Lounge, the best dance club in Portland! Congratulations! Photo by Derek Davis.
Ingraham Scores 2
Congratulations to driver David Ingraham for his two wins on the new Thursday program! He drove #6 GINOBILI in Race 5 to victory - congratulations! Also congratulations to driver Kevin Switzer, who also had 2 wins on the program for the Make A Wish kids! Photo by Derek Davis.
Team Athearn is on Fire!
FLATROCK CHOCOLATE (with driver Mark Athearn) was a big winner in Race 8 on Sunday, Father's Day, for Team Athearn, who have been having a banner season so far! Congratulations! Photo by Derek Davis
Real Special is real special!
Congratulations to REAL SPECIAL, who dominated in the $5,500 Free For All on Saturday, Belmont Stakes day, pacing the mile in a blistering 1:54.4, the fastest clocking of the 2013 race meet! Real Special is a 5-year-old gelding owned by Kyle Gibbs of Brooks, ME, trained by Steven Vafiades and driven by Drew Campbell. Congratulations to all! Photo by Michael Newman.
And congratulations to Kevin Switzer and Gary Mosher for three driving wins each on Saturday's program!
Country Fresh Makes a Splash in the Open
Congratulations to Country Fresh, winner of the $4,500 Fillies and Mares open at Scarborough Downs on Sunday. The 6 year old mare (driven and trained by Ron Cushing) has won four out of her last five starts; the mile timed in a speedy 1:56.4 - wow! You go, girl! Photo by Michael Newman.
Haverford Hanover in the Free For All!
It was HAVERFORD HANOVER who claimed victory in Saturday's $5,500 Free For All Pace (with driver Chris Long in the sulky). The 9-year-old gelding is another Thomas Richardson trainee (see yesterday's picture, below!) who paced the mile timed in a zippy 1:55.3. Congratulations! Photo by Michael Newman
Girl on the Bottle is Lightning Fast!
GIRL ON THE BOTTLE, a 4-year-old mare owned by Martha Richardson of Hampton, NH, and trained by Thomas Richardson (driven by Drew Campbell), had a lightning fast victory at the Downs in Race 5 on Friday (5/31) - she paced the mile in 1:55.3, just 2/5th of a second shy of the track record for 4-year-old mares! Congratulations! Photo by Derek Davis.
The King Drives for the Kids
Driver Kevin Switzer will be working hard in the sulky for the month of June, driving for the kids of Make A Wish Maine! He'll donate his drivers commission from every race! Read the press release.
Memorial Day Honoring Those We've Lost
May 27th - The harness racing community came together on Monday to honor the memory of departed friends on Memorial Day, including Krystle Campbell, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, in a memorial race dedicated by her best friend, State-of Maine native, Karen Rand. The story will air on Portland Channels 6, 8 and 13 news this evening. Other dedications were for Jane Lavigne, who was an employee of the track who sadly passed away in February, and longtime horseman, Clay Faurot, Sr. Photo by Derek Davis.
He's a Mudder!
Despite the muddy conditions, driver Chris Long claimed victory in 4 of ten races on Saturday's program. Above, he leads a hard-charging SAFTIC, a 7-year-old gelding, owned and trained by Richard Bartlett, to the finish, the mile timed in 2:01.4. Congratulations! Photo by Derek Davis.
Kit Kat Du Ruisseau (with driver Shawn Thayer) was the winner in the finale on Sunday, clocking the mile in 1:58.2. Posing for a picture with the speedy mare is driver Mike Kravchak, far right, who was the guest voice in the announcer's booth today, along with The Meadows' assistant announcer, Jeff Zidek, who shares the booth with famed voice, Roger Huston! Great job everyone! Photo by Derek Davis.
Congratulations to Team Athearn!
The Rohr/Athearn family is one of our favorite groups at the track - they cheer on their horses and are a great presence at the Downs, so we were so pleased for their win in Race 13 on Preakness Stakes Day with YOURAGAMBLERSSON, a 9-year-old pacer owned by the Matty Athearn Stable & Ernest Jennison, trained by Gretchen Athearn, and driven by Mark Athearn. The mile was timed in 1:59.3 Congratulations! (And a warm welcome back to Aunt Heidi!)
Photo by Michael Newman.
Congratulations to Preakness 138 winner, OXBOW! Read the story here.
Gary Mosher's Three Wins!
Driver Gary Mosher held the hot hand at the Downs on Friday (5/17) with three wins on the 9-race program! In race 6, he had a win with BAD BOY NAMED SUE, above, a 7-year-old pacer trained by Lonnie Lefebvre. Congratulations! The race was dedicated to the Biddeford 50 Plus Club, a group of Biddeford residents who planned an outing at the track today! We enjoyed hosting them! Photo by Michael Newman.
Three for Chris Long!
Congratulations to driver Chris Long for his 3 wins on Sunday's 10-race program! Win #3 was with RINTINTIN, above, a 6-year-old mare owned by the Ben Bill & Will Stable of Carmel, Maine and trained by Michael Hitchcock. Lots of moms came out to the races today for Mother's Day -- hope you all had fun! Congratulations! Photo by Michael Newman
Johnny Z in the Free For All
Congratulations to Johnny Z (with driver Shawn Thayer) for his victory in the $5,500 Free For All Pace on Saturday (5/11). Johnny Z, owned by Kevin Gee of Portland, ME and trained by Randy Bickmore, paced the mile in 1:55.3! Congratulations! Photo by Derek Davis.
Big John C in the Finale
In the last race of the day on Friday (5/10), BIG JOHN C (with driver Gary Mosher) knocked it out of the park, pacing the mile in 1:56.2, the fastest clocking of the day! The handsome 8-year-old gelding, owned by Megan A. and Gerald G. Laughlin of Gorham, ME, had his 30th career win! For Mosher, it was a driving triple on the program. Congratulations! See all the day's results here. Photo by Michael Newman.
Also congrats to Victory Tax for career win #40 on Friday!
Three for Bickmore, Two for Deslandes
Sun., 5/5: Congratulations to Randy Bickmore for his three training wins on the program at the Downs on Sunday! Driver Dan Deslandes drove two of those to victory for Bickmore - above, he's aboard Townline Christie, a 5-year-old mare owned by Richard Knight of Westbrook. Look at her fly! Congratulations to all! Photo by Derek Davis
Derby Day Do Gooders At Scarborough Downs!
Derby Day! Driver Bo Sowers played the leading role on the raceway Saturday, winning two of the three divisions of the Maine Amateur Drivers Club competition; these races all named the Boston Strong Pace. Read the press release here. Photo by Michael Newman
Read the press release here. Photo by Michael
More Derby Photos will be posted here Sunday and on Facebook!
The Maine Amateur Driving Club is Gearing Up for Derby Day's Boston Strong Pace!
Driver Brewster Burns had a fabulous win with the Randy Bickmore-trainee, INTHEPOCKETHISTIME on Sunday in Race 5, one of the Maine Amateur Driving Club races. Next week, for Kentucky Derby Day (Saturday, May 4th), The MADC will be sponsoring two splits of the Boston Strong Pace in which the MADC drivers will donate their 5% commission earned to help the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. We hope fans will come out on Derby Day to support this worthy cause and cheer on these drivers! Photo by Derek Davis.
Pacer of the Year Malek Hanover For the Win!
2011 Pacer of the Year, MALEK HANOVER , (with driver Ron Cushing) gave a stellar performance in race 10 on Saturday, the mile timed in 1:55.2, one of the fastest clockings of the season! Kudos to trainer Bo Sowers - Congratulations! Photo by Michael Newman
Players Ball wins
the Free For All!
Congratulations to PLAYERS BALL and driver/trainer Mike DeRuntz for the win on Friday in the $5,500 Free For All. This is the 3rd win of the season - congrats to all the connections! Photo by Michael Newman.
Real Special races fastest time of the season in Sunday's Free For All
Sunday, 4/21: Driver Drew Campbell maneuvers REAL SPECIAL (#5) to the wire, just whiskers apart from PLAYERS BALL and driver Michael DeRuntz in Sunday's $5,500 Free For All, the mile timed in 1:55.2, the fastest clocking of the season thus far! This was the third win on the day's program for Campbell, who is now firmly planted at the TOP of the Leaders Board with 20 wins for the season, edging out Gary Mosher. Congratulations to all! A great race! Photo by Michael Newman.
Also congratulations to Four Starz Trump for career win #40 on Sunday!
Sunday, 4/14: The fastest mile timed thus far this racing season -- 1:56.1 -- was achieved by two race horses and two drivers on one day, Sunday, at the Downs: IN TONY'S HONOR, a 4-year-old gelding (trained by Gretchen Athearn) hit it first in Race 6, with driver Mark Athearn. And not to be outdone, JOHNNY Z, a 7-year-old gelding (trained by Randy Bickmore), followed suit in Race 8, the $5,500 Free For All, with driver Shawn Thayer. Way to go guys! Photos by Derek Davis.
Three for Campbell!
Saturday 4/13: Driver Drew Campbell held the hot hand at The Downs on Saturday with three wins on the day's 10-race program. Win #3 happened in Race 9 with GRANDMA FINN, above, a 6-year-old mare owned by Suzanne Christensen of Auburn, ME. Congratulations! See all the days results here. Photo by Derek Davis.
Also congratulations to driver Shane Taggart for 2 wins on Saturday 4/13
Scootin' in the Rain!
Driver Steve Nason expertly steers 3-year-old filly SCOOTIN KEEFE to victory in Race 8 on a wet and rainy Friday at the Downs. It was one of three wins for Nason on the 11-race program, and two in a row for the Gordon DuBois, Sr., trainee! Congratulations to all! Photo by Michael Newman
Congratulations to the Birthday Boy!
Congratulations to driver Drew Campbell for his two driving wins on Sunday's program .... on his birthday! One of those wins was in the $5,500 Free For All Trot with 2011 and 2012 Trotter of the Year, Victory Tax, pictured above, a 7-year-old gelding owned by Kyle Gibbs of Brooks, ME and trained by Stephen Vafiades. Congratulations to all! See the day's race results here. Photo by Michael Newman.
DeRuntz Denies Mosher His Six-pack on Saturday
Saturday, 4/6: Players Ball and driver Michael DeRuntz stop the Gary Mosher juggernaut, upsetting Wholly Louy on Saturday at Scarborough
The classy Optimist N a Winner for Trainer Bo Sowers
The classy 14-year-old, Optimist N, with driver Ron Cushing (on right), was the victor in Race 6 on Friday (4/5), giving Bo Sowers two training wins on the day's program! This makes Bo Sowers the meet's leading trainer right now with 6 training wins on the leaderboard! Way to go Bo! Photo by Michael Newman.
Horsemen Give Back to the Horses
Members of the
Nason Scores Three on Sunday!
Sunday 3/31: Driver Steve Nason held the hot hand at Scarborough Downs on Easter Sunday, engineering three wins for the day: Map of Hawaii (2:03), Miss Annalise (1:58.4), and Four Starz Skate (1:59), pictured above. Congratulations, Stevie! Read the release. Photo by Michael Newman.
Congratulations to track-record holder IPO Blue Chip (with Shawn Thayer) who scored the win in Sunday’s $5,500 Free For All event!
Armbro Brando: First Winner of the 2013 Season!
Sat., 3/30: Class came through in the opener as the venerable Armbro Brando vaulted to the early lead and refused to be passed, securing the 43rd victory of his illustrious career and handing Gary Mosher bragging rights as the first winner of the 2013 meeting, timed in 1:58.1. Armbro Brando, making his first start in the State of Read the press release. Phot o by Derek Davis
Read the press release. Phot
o by Derek Davis